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Roger Ballen

South African 1950- 


Roger Ballen was born in New York City in 1950, to Irving and Adrienne Ballen. As a teenager, he was gifted a camera, and immediately began shooting life in the city, its people, and its fringes. Ballen later moved to Johannesburg where he began his career as a geologist, often working on the outskirts of small towns all over South Africa. He began photographing documentary-style images of these small towns and their streets, later becoming more involved with the people and their interiors – to which he turned his camera. Ballen has since photographed estranged communities, birds, and fantasy scenes, including drawings within these images. He most notably worked with Die Antwoord, producing images and a collaborative film. Ballen has produced a number of photographic volumes and essays, and been included in a number of international and national art collections. He has received many awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award (Bokeh SA Awards 2019), and an honorary doctorate from Kingston University, United Kingdom (2018).

Roger Ballen is one of the three artists to be showcased on the South African Pavilion during the Biennale Arte 2022, in Venice.

Image by Marguerite Rossouw.


23 lots offered      78.26% sold      ZAR 386 645
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Roger Ballen; Prick
25 Jul 2022
Sold for ZAR 10 553
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Roger Ballen; Untitled (Bitch)
25 Apr 2022
Unsold
 
Roger Ballen; Ascension, 2013, Asylum of the Birds Series
25 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 82 075
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Roger Ballen; Embalmed, 2011
25 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 26 382
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Roger Ballen; Facade, Aberdeen
14 Mar 2022
Unsold
 
Roger Ballen; Untitled
14 Mar 2022
Sold for ZAR 2 932
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Roger Ballen; Hansel und Gretel, poster
14 Mar 2022
Unsold
 
Roger Ballen; Facade, Aberdeen, 1984
23 Aug 2021
Unsold
 
Roger Ballen; Untitled (Bitch)
23 Nov 2020
Sold for ZAR 9 967
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Roger Ballen; Scurry Mouse
8 Nov 2020
Sold for ZAR 21 105
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Roger Ballen; Bitch
6 Jul 2020
Unsold
 
Roger Ballen; Prick
14 Apr 2020
Sold for ZAR 14 070
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

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